Los Angeles (July 24, 2006)--On August 3, 2006 at 10 a.m., at the offices of Screen Actors Guild ("SAG"), 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor (Bella Bruck Boardroom), Los Angeles, California, the Guild will sell, at public auction, for cash or otherwise acceptable terms, all right, title and interest of the debtor(s) in and to several motion pictures.
See official notice below.
(California Commercial Code Section 9613)Read More
Los Angeles (July 21, 2006)--Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Alan Rosenberg today stood in solidarity with striking writers from America’s Next Top Model, who are seeking union recognition for their work. Supported by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw), the group made a formal demand for union recognition to the producer of the CW’s television program on July 12. But a deadline to bargain passed July 19. SAG 1st National Vice President Anne-Marie Johnson also represented the Guild.Read More
Los Angeles (July 14, 2006)– Submissions for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 17, and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, November 7, it was announced today by SAG Awards™ Committee Chair Yale Summers.Read More
The online dues payment feature of the Guild Web site will not be available starting at 5 p.m. October 5 and extending into the following week.
Online dues payment will be disabled while new SAG billing statements are being prepared and mailed. Once billing has been completed, the online dues payment feature will again be available. This step will ensure that member payments are recorded accurately.
During this period, payment will be accepted by mail and via drop boxes at certain Guild locations.
Los Angeles (July 5, 2006)—The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and the John L. Dales Scholarship Committee today announced that they were awarding $400,000 through the 2006 John L. Dales Scholarship Awards.
One hundred scholarships in the amount of $4,000.00 each were awarded to SAG members and/or their children beginning or continuing their educational journey.Read More
Los Angeles (June 12, 2006) —The Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Actors Equity (AEA), today hosted the fourth annual Ivy Bethune Diversity Awards, which honor individuals who exemplify and encourage diversity in the entertainment industry. Actor Edward James Olmos was the tri-union honoree. SAG selected actor Robert David Hall, currently a cast member on CSI. KNBC-4 newscaster Beverly White was selected by AFTRA.Read More
Los Angeles (June 12, 2006)—Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists and Screen Actors Guild members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for the upcoming national tours of Hairspray and The Producers.
AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members may NOT accept employment in these productions without an Equity contract.Read More
Los Angeles (Friday, May 19, 2006)—Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg today released the following statement:Read More
Starting May 11, 2006, Screen Actors Guild residuals mailings will have a new look. Separate sheets of paper in a basic white envelope will replace the previous design, which contained a check inside a printed yellow sleeve. The new statements will contain all of the same useful information that was found in the previous format, and will be accompanied by your residuals check. This format change is intended to be more user-friendly for members, as well as cost-effective for the Guild.
The Residuals Department
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Los Angeles (May 3, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild executive and former member Tom La Grua has been named interim deputy national executive director for contracts, it was announced today by the Guild. A four-year Guild executive, La Grua will administrate the Contracts Department nationwide while the Guild conducts a search for a permanent replacement for Sallie Weaver, the 20-year executive who vacated the position on May 1.Read More
Guild President Alan Rosenberg recently testified in Washington D.C. before the Senate Commerce Committee and urged lawmakers to oppose legislation that would increase FCC indecency fines for individual performers to $500,000. Rosenberg has since returned to Washington D.C. and met with several key senators to explain the disastrous impact these fines would have on actors. Now we need your help.
Take action today to fight onerous FCC fines for individual creative artists. Send your message today.Read More
Los Angeles (April 24, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that it has reached a landmark agreement with Touchstone Television (a unit of the ABC Television Network) covering so-called “mobisodes” for the television series Lost. These negotiated terms demonstrate an important collaboration between artists and employers in their effort to lay the groundwork for future mobile content and other new technology agreements.Read More
Los Angeles (April 21, 2006) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board today unanimously ratified the recently negotiated Basic Cable Animation agreement. The new contract, which goes into effect immediately, is retroactive to January 1, 2006 and will run through June 30, 2008.Read More
New York and Los Angeles (April 12, 2006) - As previously announced, the advertising industry's Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and representatives of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) met this past Saturday, April 8, at Guild headquarters in Los Angeles to begin preliminary discussions in advance of the expiration of the current Commercials contract on October 29, 2006.Read More
New York and Los Angeles (April 12, 2006) – As previously announced, the advertising industry’s Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and representatives of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) met this past Saturday, April 8, at Guild headquarters in Los Angeles to begin preliminary discussions in advance of the expiration of the current Commercials contract on October 29, 2006.Read More
New York and Los Angeles (April 6, 2006) – The advertising industry’s Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and representatives of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) will meet on Saturday, April 8, it was jointly announced today by both parties.Read More
When: Sunday, April 23
Mixer: 11 a.m.-Noon
Meeting: Noon-3 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91608 (Validated self-parking provided.)
- State of the Guild Report from President Alan Rosenberg
- Reports from Division Vice Presidents
- Sign up for speakers list
- Social mixer with committee chairs and national board members from all divisions
- Nominating petitions for 2006 SAG elections available
Los Angeles (March 28, 2006) – In a major victory for actors performing in animated programs made for basic cable, Screen Actors Guild negotiators have secured a 20 percent increase in residuals as part of a tentative agreement reached between the Guild and the major producers of animated basic cable programming (including Walt Disney Pictures & Television, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios).Read More
Los Angeles (March 27, 2006) --- A statement from Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg:
"During the last week, Screen Actors Guild held caucuses in five cities—San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, New York and Hollywood—to discuss our ongoing negotiations to secure a new contract covering live action programs made directly for Basic Cable. Member turnout was tremendous. An inspiring range of actors—from high-profile performers who star on their own shows to rank-and-file members who struggle to qualify for health insurance—stood side by side in solidarity.Read More
The Guild will hold a caucus on April 10 in Hollywood for members to review the tentative agreement reached between the Guild's negotiating committee and producers of animation shows made for basic cable television, before it is considered for ratification by the national board at its April 21-22 meeting. Under the terms of the agreement, ratification by the Guild must take place by April 30, 2006.Read More